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Professional Convention Management Association

September 11 2015

People On The Move This Month


David Campbell

David Campbell was named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Freeman Audio Visual Canadian division, effective immediately. David brings 30 years in strategic leadership roles including seven as vice president and general manager of a large audio visual firm.

Mark Aldridge

Mark Aldridge was named Director of Sales and Marketing for Montage Beverly Hills in California. Previously, Aldridge was Director of Sales and Marketing for The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

Eric Danziger 

Donald Trump’s Trump Organization hired Eric Danziger as Chief Executive Officer of the company’s hospitality-management wing, the Trump Hotel Collection. The hotel in Washington, at the site of the historic Old Post Office building, is slated to open in 2016.

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Johanne Bélanger 

Johanne Bélanger has been named president and CEO of Tourism Toronto, effective September 1. For the past 10 years, Bélanger served as president of Freeman Audio Visual Canada.

Richard Staub

Richard Staub has been named senior vice-president of convention sales at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, a role he will start in September. 

Visit KC

Visit KC recently appointments - Traci Preus was appointed to the position of Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications and Ashley Jones assumes the role of vice president of partnerships and events.

View more for the week of August 25th »

Dana Metzler

Dana Metzler has been named Convention Sales Manager in the Convention Development Department of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau. Dana will be responsible for small group meetings and conventions with 300 rooms, or less, on peak nights.

David Saef

David Saef, Executive Vice President, strategy and MarketWorks, Global Experience Specialists (GES), has been appointed to BPA Worldwide’s Board of Directors. David will also join BPA’s Sustainability Committee.

Dianna Balabon

Sixty Hotels named Dianna Balabon as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With over 24 years’ experience in luxury hotel sales and marketing, Dianna has worked with some of the most coveted brands in the industry, most recently Rosewood Hotels and Resort where she played an integral role in relaunching the Rosewood Brand.

View more for the week of September 1st »

Lisa Palmeri

Lisa Palmeri has joined Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Caledonia, Wis., as Vice President of Strategic Account Solutions. Lisa previously was Senior Director of Enterprise Professional Services at Cvent.

Freeman Expands Executive Team

FreemanXP has hired Richard Toscano as Vice President of Special Events to lead its global practice. Freeman also announced a promotion of Richard Maranville to Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Add Sales Directors

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida, named Austin Bagwell as Group Sales Account Director for New England and Alan Enns as Group Sales Account Director for Washington, D.C./Virginia/Maryland Association markets.

View more for the week of September 8th »